Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 gigabytes (240 bytes).
  • n. One trillion bytes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes, as opposed to a tebibyte. SI symbol: TB.
  • n. Imprecisely, a tebibyte or 10244 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes. SI symbol: TiB, computing symbol: TB.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes

Etymologies

tera- +‎ byte (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It also doesn’t make a distinction between buying bandwidth for pages delivered from the server and buying bandwidth to deliver content hosted on the CDN — a terabyte is a terabyte says Dutt.

    Voxel Adds Cloud Computing With SilverLining

  • For 500 gigabytes it’s $299, and one terabyte is $499.

    Live From Macworld Expo - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • To make prices more transparent, each user gets bandwidth of one terabyte, which is more than most need, he added.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • But I already have plenty of storage (hey, the box comes with half a terabyte, which is more than I'll need for photo and music files for a very long time).

    MSDN Blogs

  • But in one day I have rediscovered the world inside my own terabyte which is closer to two right about now.

    Cobb

  • Aw "terabyte" was my original handle ... and I thought it was clever because it sounded like

    doggdot.us

  • By 2012, Gartner predicts that flash memory will cost about 16 cents per gigabyte, which could open up the potential for technologies such as terabyte memory sticks.

    PC World

  • And on an electronic organization note, I found the terabyte drive we'd bought months ago, buried in my office - now we can get started transferring everything from my old desktop over there and clearing up some much-needed space on my desk.

    Monday

  • In Phil's original post, he states that the space for this archive will be around one terabyte (around one million megabytes).

    Cost of Digital Storage, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Now you can understand exactly how much it costs to rent an x86 server, a terabyte of storage, or a content delivery service with just a few clicks to Amazon Web Services or a host of other providers.

    The Enterprise Impact of Cloud Computing

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